30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia visit planner

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Drive to Serafin Enoss Bertaso Airport, Fly to Melbourne International Airport
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
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Albany
— 2 nights
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Fremantle
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Canberra
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly to Serafin Enoss Bertaso Airport, Drive to Erechim

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Melbourne

— 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Federation Square and National Gallery of Victoria. Explore hidden gems such as Old Melbourne Gaol and St. Kilda Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, admire the masterpieces at Craft Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip maker.

Erechim, Brazil to Melbourne is an approximately 34-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 13 hour difference. Traveling from Erechim in January, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

Kangaroo Island

— 3 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Flinders Chase National Park. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To plan Kangaroo Island vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

Albany

— 2 nights
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, kick back and relax at Emu Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany due to the time zone difference. In January in Albany, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Fremantle.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Fremantle

— 2 nights
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at WA Shipwrecks Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Fremantle Round House, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Fremantle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Albany to Fremantle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Albany in January, things will get a bit warmer in Fremantle: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fremantle

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

Cairns

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Samurai Gallery Australia. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Fremantle to Cairns in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fremantle to Cairns is 2 hours. Traveling from Fremantle in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:

Gold Coast

— 2 nights
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Harbour Town Premium Outlets, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast route planner.

Fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in January; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

Sydney

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Appreciate the collections at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Qantas Heritage Collection. Discover out-of-the-way places like Australian National Maritime Museum and Chinese Garden of Friendship. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stop by Darling Harbour, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online road trip planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Canberra

— 2 nights

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 27th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery, then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and then admire the landmark architecture of National Museum of Australia. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Canberra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

Launceston

— 2 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 29th (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Keep things going the next day: walk around City Park, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip maker app.

You can fly from Canberra to Launceston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Canberra in January, expect Launceston to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

Coles Bay

— 2 nights
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay tour builder.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:

Hobart

— 3 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hobart visit app.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.